The safety and proper preservation of construction materials are of paramount importance. When dealing with scenarios in which they may come into contact with a source of heat, having environmentally friendly intumescent materials to achieve fire protection becomes a necessity.
In these cases, the essential compounds for achieving an intumescent coating typically include a source of acid, a source of carbon, an expanding agent, and a polymer. In this regard, pentaerythritol is often the compound used as a source of carbon to thermally insulate the substrate.
With the aim of replacing current unsustainable chemicals and providing the industry with a material that meets its needs and requirements, UBE has developed DAXSOL® Glycerol Carbonate; the eco-friendly chemical that exhibits low toxicity, low volatility, and rapid biodegradability, in addition to having a USDA-certified bio-origin of 76%.
With this compound, it’s important to note that there are two methods for incorporating glycerol carbonate into intumescent paint formulations. What do these methods entail? Download our case study to find out.